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Update to Napa County Health Order Allows for Reopening of Pickleball, Tennis and Bocce Courts for Use by Yountville Residents with Restrictions

Post Date:05/08/2020

 MEDIA RELEASE

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:              May 8, 2020

Contact:        Steve Rogers, Town Manager
                        srogers@yville.com
                        (707) 944-8851 

                       Samantha Holland, Parks and Recreation Director
                       sholland@yville.com
                       (707) 944-8712

Subject:  Update to Napa County Health Order Allows for Reopening of Pickleball, Tennis and Bocce Courts for Use by Yountville Residents with Restrictions

The Napa County Public Health Officer released an updated Shelter at Home Order on May 7, 2020 that allows for additional outdoor sports with limitations. The Town of Yountville is able to reopen the Tennis and Pickleball Courts located at Vineyard Park as well as the Bocce Courts located at Veterans Park to Yountville Residents with the following limitations and requirements. All other recreation and park areas that were closed previously will remain closed including playgrounds, picnic areas, some restrooms and contact sports courts (Basketball & Volleyball).

We cannot emphasize enough the role of personal accountability and safety. Please follow the requirements and guidelines as well as use common sense to keep yourself, your family and anyone you come in contact with safe. The Facilities are open to USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The NAPA COUNTY HEALTH ORDER REQUIRES that users follow Social Distancing Requirements at all times including maintaining 6 feet distance from anyone not living in your household. Users are also required to:

  • Bring your own equipment
  • Doubles Play requires face coverings if the person does not live in your household
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer
  • Do not play if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who is ill.
  • Do not share equipment
  • Be responsible for your own safety and the safety of those around you.

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COURTS

  • Maximum of 20 People in the Court Area at any one time. (16 Pickleball/4 Tennis)
  • Waiting must be done OUTSIDE of the courts in a socially distanced manner.
  • Feeling sick? DO NOT PLAY!
  • Been in contact with someone exhibiting COVID19 symptoms? DO NOT PLAY!
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into a handkerchief, tissue or your elbow.
  • Singles Play is advised. Doubles play will require wearing a face covering unless paired with someone who lives in your household.
  • Keep 6 FEET apart from others. No physical contact.
  • Stay on your side of the court. Avoid changes sides of the court.
  • Avoid using your hands to pick up balls. Use your racquet or foot to hit the ball to the opponent.
  • No sharing of equipment.
  • Use care when touching multi touch surfaces like gates and benches.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and to use before entering and after play.
  • We recommend you bring your own ball/s and write your name on it with a sharpie. Only pick up your own ball. Otherwise use rally scoring (No Serving).
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or racquet.
  • No Handshakes OR High Fives.

BOCCE COURTS

  • Maximum of 16 People in the Court Area at any one time.
  • Waiting must be done OUTSIDE of the courts in a socially distanced manner.
  • Feeling sick? DO NOT PLAY!
  • Been in contact with someone exhibiting COVID19 symptoms? DO NOT PLAY!
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into a handkerchief, tissue or your elbow.
  • Singles Play is advised. Doubles play will require wearing a face covering unless paired with someone who lives in your household.
  • Keep 6 FEET apart from others. No physical contact.
  • Stay on your side of the court. Avoid changing sides of the court.
  • No sharing of equipment. Bring your own!
  • Use care when touching surfaces like gates and benches.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and to use before entering and after play.
  • No Handshakes OR High Fives.
  • No gathering. Picnic Tables will remain closed.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you. 

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